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1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L engine knocks VIN: 1FTEX14HVJ
we are trying to find a used motor for this truck. there aren't many 5.8l used engines out there but there are plenty of 5.0l ones available. has anyone ever done this swap from 5.8 to 5.0 and do you know what complications we might run into? thanks for any he...
1994 Ford Escort 1.9L no heat/poor heat
Love this sight, have a hairball Escort that is killing us. Bought car off of customer(needing engine)Put used boneyard engine in and sold car to good customer(whoops). Brought in complaint of slow warming up and low heat. As per all engine installs, new t-sta...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L igition fuse keeps blowing the 40 amp under the ho VIN: 1FALP52U72
I need to figure out what keeps blowing the 40 amp ignition fuse in the under hood fuse block , if you start it and cut it off and start it again and do that 7 or 8 times the fuse will blow or just start it and dive it for 5 to 10 miles then bring it back to t...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X3T
Vehicle came in with a knocking sound from engine and MIL on with Catalyst efficiency code. Knocking sound was the crankshaft dampner coming apart. Dealer part is on national backorder so we used a Dorman OEM. Now the vehicle has a flashing MIL and is counting... Trouble codes: P0304 (Misfire cylinder 4), P0305 (Misfire cylinder 5)
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L unknown VIN: 1FMZU72X5Y
this car came in for a popping noise that only happens on hard accel and it gets worse hot. It sounds like a transfercase chain popping and we replaced the transfer case with a reman. The car is still doing it. I am starting to wonder if maybe abs problem may ...
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU74E8Y
Ford Gurus I need your help on this one.This explorer came in with the complaint of stalling and running hot. I test drove vehicle and confirmed the temp issue.I replace thermostat and flushed the cooling system Then went after the poor run issue. What I notic...
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3FAFP31301
Have I got a good one here (I hope). I'm assuming there's a logical explanation for this and I hope someone out there has seen and solved this before. This vehicles' brakes are fine. Brakes are completely operational, even the ABS system works fine. Problem is...
2003 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Starting VIN: 1FMYU92103
I have a vehicle that does not start every week or two. At first it would start on the second or third time, but now the frequence of the condition has increased. The condition has only lasted seconds for me, at that time I seem to have a no spark condition. I...
1986 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 5.0L cruise control VIN: 1LNBP98M8G
this vehicle has an analog inst. cluster. speed sensor this vehicle came in with no cruise operation.vacuum source is 17 in. found a bad grond connection at inner fenderwell and repaired. vehicle speed sensor tested at 224 servo ohm test between ci...
1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L passive anti-theft VIN: 1LNHM97V3X
This car sets the passive anti-theft system. I am trying to diagnose the problem. The first thing mitchell gave to test was the connector at the transceiver module. Where is this? Ondemand says "center of dash" but no illistration is given. It sets code B1681,...
2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEHM55SX1
This car has a intermittent miss. Cylinder #4 misfire. Changed plugs and wires. Removed coil pack and found a crack near cylinder #4 tower.Did a injection clean and upper intake clean. Saw alot of trouble with mas air flow sensors so I clean this one. Car went... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire)
1992 Other Ford ALL MAKES 5.0L head gaskets
we have had several vehicles in lately that ended up needing head gasket repairs. every time we test them with block test fluid they turn green instead of yellow. we have been very careful not to get antifreeze into the fluid. sometimes we see steam coming out...

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1991 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FACP41M6M
i greatly appreciate all those who sincerly tryed to help a fellow tech. i even had one of you stop by our shop to offer advise! IATN is awsome and a good group of techs. what i found was that most of you were dead on right! it did have traces of fuel in the v...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on, lean code VIN: 2FMDA5147T
This thing had so many problems that could cause a lean code, but I finnally got it. The problem this time was so simple that it eluded me. The emmission hose at the pcv valve was gummy and had a split in it causing a vaccum leak. I had already replace the fro... Trouble codes: P0174.
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Radio quits, display goes out, wipers quit/won't VIN: 1FMRU17L6X
Two of the replies I received said to replace the PRNDIL switch. I did & customer said problem is gone. I don't have a good understanding how the PRNDIL switch effects the radio operation, but there is lots about car electronics that I don't understand. Bottom...
1999 Ford Windstar 3.0L engine
Thanks for all the help on this vehicle. Unfortunately, the van never came back for me to check anything further, so that is why I am closing it with a summary. If it does come back, I will try doing that engine cleaning method mentioned, and also check the in...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46F2X
Thank You for your help guys! Thanks to Paul, John, Mike, Stephen, Larry, Fleming, Brent, Luther, Andrew, and Paul we got this truck fixed and on the road. Luther, the first thing I did the next day was to get a # on the fuel PSI. I was sure it was good becaus... Trouble codes: P1212 (IPC not at desired press.).
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L spark knock VIN: 1FTZX1729Y
Ok first of all I would like to thank everybody that tried to help me on this one. I have done allot to this truck.Like the Intake gasket,vacuum hoses ,MAF, O2 Sensor, Cleaned the EGR system,Fuel Pump and filter and too many other things. to this truck. And I ... Trouble codes: P0174.
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Central Security Module VIN: 1FTWW33FX2
I was unable to eneter the as built data as needed to correct this issue with my NGS. So I took the truck to Ford and had them enter the as built data witht their IDS.
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71WX5
The care is hopefully fixed. The problem never happened for us, but i put a new TAC on the car. After clearing codes the first day and redriving, the codes never came back. The new part was reasonably priced to my surprise, from the ford dealer. I will add to ... Trouble codes: P2106, P061B.
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